New York University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make New York University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, New York University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2021 was the single most challenging years to be admitted to New York University ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 67,232 students applied to New York University of which 18,520 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 27.5%. Overall applications increased by 5.5% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 63,702 to 67,232.